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One of These Days Mr. Troll

a slightly different approach to the nashville sound .... definitely borrowing from that old school sound and songwriting page - and doing it pretty well.

it's interesting that instead of using pedal steel, there's a overall backdrop of organ doing the load of the mood work. I think I miss the steel but I do like the idea of letting the B3 sound carry that burden - it's sorta daring.

I'm not a huge fan of the snare sound and I think the song would really have benefitted from a far snappier snare. and just a little bit more thunder to the kick ....

bass is cool, not a traditional country walk but it carries the low end very well and uses a pretty decent combo of root home and harmonic attitude .....

a really really nice acoustic sound. very transparent with all the important frequencies highlighted to make it cut through without sound tinny or shallow. the part shines because of it ....

fabulous backing vocals. some standard country moments with the main female harmony but then again at times it's full of layered sounded parts. never absent, never overwhelming. all completely accentuating the very strong lead vocal.

cool guitar solo - a bit back in the mix from a guitarists POV but it carries the tune foward and works in melody nicely.

a great flow lyrically ... lots and lots of great lines. ones that work with the country folk - and some that are more universal in nature. and it all works very well in keeping the listener right in there doing just that - listening.

easy lead vocal lines. simple. not entirely intimate but it hints at emotion while maintaining that stoic country standoffishness superbly well.

a few areas of question regarding production but those all seem like producers choices and I respect the attempt to take an old concept and adapt it to somebody's vision - way better than no personality.

I dig the song. it's nothing original and nothing groundbreaking but it knows what it is and does it well - if not ever so slightly off the beaten path.

good show.


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